As Daniel Taub resigns, the trade between the United Kingdom and the United States has doubled. This occured during the Israeli ambassadors four-year term. On Friday, the United Kingdom made this announcement, and additionally stated Daniel Taub will be resining this coming summer.
The Israeli Embassy also released a statement, and spoke of the four-years Daniel Taub has served Israel as the ambassador between the United Kingdom and the United States. The embassy said his tenure resulted in clearer communications in the cultural, business and academic links experienced by both countries, having a direct effect on the significant increase in trade.
Sajid Javid serves as the British Secretary for Skills, Innovation and Business. At the Awards for the British Israeli Business towards the beginning of the month, he called the trade now flowing between the United Kingdom and the United States the golden era. More than three-hundred Israeli businesses have opened inside of the United Kingdom. The Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce has stated this comes to a total of $5.5 billion every year in bilateral trade. According to Sajid Javid, the total is actually more than $7 billion.
The United Kingdom is the birthplace of Daniel Taub. In 2011 he received the honor of being asked to serve as the Israeli ambassador and accepted. During his time as a negotiator of peace, he accompanied his Palestinian counterpart to Northern Ireland because he wanted to understand what was happening in the area. He felt he could learn from these events.
Long before the biggest student union in Britain boycotted Israel due to a vote, Daniel Taub had mentioned his concerns regarding the situation. He gave an interview in 2012 with the Jewish Chronicle, and spoke of his concerns regarding the atmosphere present in some of the college campuses. He issued the administrators a warning that all views must be able to be expressed with freedom. He said there should be no fear of intimidation for those who supported Israel.
The year 2014 saw a visit to Bradford by Daniel Taub. This was after George Galloway, the parliament represenitive of the city stated the entire area was now considered to be an Israel-free zone. At this time, Galloway’s successor is still unknown. Learn more: http://about.me/dtaub